Pre & Post-Surgery
Pre- and post-surgery rehabilitation is a physical therapy treatment that helps you be prepared for surgery as well as potential discomfort and complications that may develop afterward. At Forever Fit, our rehabilitation services will help make sure that your body properly recovers from a surgical procedure so that you can get back on your feet as soon as possible.
What Is Pre-surgery Rehabilitation?
One of the major benefits of prehab is that it can reduce your hospital stay. Studies show that 37.1% of patients who had pre-surgery rehabilitation were discharged one day following their surgery, as opposed to the 27% who did not have the rehabilitation.
Besides a reduced hospital stay, prehabilitation by a physical therapist can help:
Decrease the risk of surgical complications.
Increase muscle strength to maximize positive surgery results.
Minimize postoperative pain.
What Is Post-surgery Rehabilitation?
The goal of post-surgery rehabilitation is to help you manage the postoperative pain and restore your mobility. A physical therapist can help your body recover by increasing your body’s strength and function, especially in the part of the body that was operated on.
Post-surgery rehabilitation can help:
- Increase strength and flexibility.
- Reduce swelling.
- Alleviate pain.
- Improve range of motion.
- Increase blood circulation to accelerate healing.
A treatment plan for post-surgery rehabilitation will often include:
- Therapeutic exercises to improve strength.
- Stretches to increase flexibility and mobility.
- Soft tissue mobilization to decrease scar tissue.
- Joint mobilization to improve range of motion.
- Balance training to restore coordination.
Forever Fit Can Provide Safe and Effective Pre- & Post-surgery Rehabilitation
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.